Australian psych-faves Pond have announced a new release, a collection of live performances titled Sessions. These tracks were each recorded while the band were on tour across Europe this past spring, with song selection ranging across their eight studio albums. Hear the Sessions version of the track "Don’t Look at the Sun (Or You’ll Go Blind)" below.
The digital and vinyl release is officially out November 8th on Spinning Top/Interscope, however, those who have purchased tickets to attend the band's upcoming North American tour will be able to pick up the vinyl at the shows. (See tour dates below.)
In a press release, founding member Jay Watson elaborates:
"We wanted to capture how the band has been playing live lately and commit that to tape while we were in the middle of a long tour. As you play the same song for years, or even as a single tour rolls on, the way you play the songs mutates. Little inflections and fills become part of the song, and the structures and even the overall feeling and intent of the songs change. I always loved listening to my favorite bands' 'Peel Sessions' and wanted something of our own in that vein. We hope you dig it!"
09/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw $
09/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts $
09/23 - Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat $
09/25 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
09/29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater #
10/26 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
10/27 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
10/29 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
10/30 - Brussels, BE @ Orangerie Botanique
10/31 - Paris, FR @ Elsyee Montmarte
11/02 - Birmingham, UK @ The Crossing
11/03 - Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke's
11/04 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
11/05 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11/06 - London, UK @ Electric Brixton
01/10 - Melbourne, AUS @ Festival Hall *
01/11 - Sydney, AUS @ Hordern Pavilion *
01/15 - Brisbane, AUS @ Fortitude Music Hall *
01/18 - Perth, AUS @ Red Hill *
$ = support from The Muckers
# = support from Maraschino
* = supporting Mac DeMarco
Tasmania is touted as the "sister album" to 2017's The Weather.
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